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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:19 PM

Nate Silver: Politico is dumb


On Bill Simmons' podcast, Silver says the site tries to cover politics like sports, "but not in an intelligent way"

BY DAVID DALEY


Joe Scarborough has apologized to Nate Silver. But it looks like the stats guru would still like a word with the folks at Politico.

In an appearance on Bill Simmons’ The BS Report podcast today, Silver took aim at the site, which dismissed him as a “one-term celebrity” in an article prior to the election. (Turns out Silver correctly called all 50 states for the second presidential election in a row.)

Silver says, according to Business Insider: “What’s remarkable for me is that you had some journalist for Politico who Tweeted out “All Nate’s doing is averaging polls and counting electoral votes? That’s the secret sauce?” Well, yeah, and the fact that you can’t comprehend that very basic thing, that says more about you than it does about me, right?”

After Simmons calls the Politico hit piece “passive aggressive,” Silver replies that, “Politico is a “who won the day” kind of thing, right? They’re trying to cover (politics) like sports, but not in an intelligent way at all. They want to create noise, basically.”

We’d say that’s about 99.94 percent right.

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http://www.salon.com/2012/11/30/nate_silver_politico_is_dumb/

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
MADem Nov 2012 #1
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #3
ejbr Nov 2012 #4
TomChicago Nov 2012 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2012 #7
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #6
fugop Nov 2012 #11
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #14
frylock Nov 2012 #8
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #9
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #10
libdem4life Nov 2012 #12
libodem Nov 2012 #13
CTyankee Dec 2012 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. It's a rightwing propaganda tool. Of course it's "dumb."

The owner is that crazyass wingnut, screeching far-right bastid that pushed Bill Maher off ABC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politico


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. They can't deal with the fact that Nate was right two cycles in a row and is making them obsolete.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. Go Nate!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:42 PM

4. The .06

is the name of the writers, which we hope are generally correct.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. Silver is Golden

Nate's delightful.

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Response to TomChicago (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

7. Gold plated platinum.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:10 PM

6. I wonder if Republics will try to skew his polling average next time out?

they'll create a few dummy polling organizations that come up with numbers that look like Romney internals, and hope that a few of them make it into his polling averages next time out.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:26 PM

11. Already done....

Helloooooo Gravis!

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Response to fugop (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:04 PM

14. True, but there could be 5, 7 or 9 Gravis' next time out

1 out of 20 isn't going to skew a poll that much. But, 7 out of 30 definitely would.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:37 PM

8. nate continues to posterize these dumbshits

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:51 PM

9. We've been saying that for a while.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:55 PM

10. That Nate's a wonder!

He gets it right every time. Politico is NOT intelligent. They don't lean to the right, they lay down with them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:35 PM

12. Is there a Secretary of Mathematic Intelligence post available? Nate's the Man.

Not to be confused with the James Bond group.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:32 PM

13. It is s right wing bs hack site

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:26 AM

15. Joe Scar must have a big contract with Politico. Their people are ALWAYS on Morning Joe.

They are so yesterday. I just laugh at their earnest predictions now...

The election changed the whole ballgame...all those "experts"...all those WRONG "experts"...

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